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Free Crochet Pillow Pattern

Learn how to crochet a chunky yarn pillow with this free crochet pillow pattern which uses only the basic stitches to create a modern crochet cushion that will look great on your sofa or your bed. 

Free Crochet  pillow pattern for beginners

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Roving Dreams Pillow Cover | Free Crochet Pattern

This quick crochet pillow cover pattern is a great introduction to learn how to crochet a cushion cover – this pattern uses the linen stitch which works up quickly as you work the stitches into the chain spaces.

The pattern uses super chunky yarn which makes the project extra speedy too – you’ll find the details on how to create the size you need for your cushion pillow below too, so you can make it to fit.

The simple US single crochet join creates a bold border and makes the need to sew your crochet cushion square together redundant – and it’s much quicker than sewing too.

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You can purchase a printable copy of the Roving Dreams Crochet Pillow pattern in either of my crochet pattern shops. Simply Click the button to be taken to purchase the pattern.

What Yarn is Suitable for a chunky crochet pillow?

This free crochet pillow pattern can be worked up in any super bulky or chunky yarn.

I used a roving style yarn to match the Roving Dreams Bed Runner, another free pattern available on this website. 

The crochet bed runner and pillow patterns, coordinate perfectly when worked in the same yarn and aim to re-create the look of those arm knitted blankets for added  squish in the bedroom.

What is Roving Yarn?

Roving yarn is yarn that is not tightly wound. The fibres of the yarn are not tight together; this makes roving yarn more difficult to undo if you spot a mistake – but with care and time, it can be frogged (ripped out).

This style of yarn can shed as you are working with it – a clothes brush is essential to remove the loose fibres from your clothes after working with it.

What Yarn was the free crochet pillow stitched up in?

I used Sirdar Adventure Super Chunky (200g = 106 m/ 115 yds, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool) in shade Golden Dawn.

You can purchase this from Lovecrafts.com by clicking here

Free Crochet  pillow pattern for beginners


  • Any Super Bulky Yarn
  • I used 1 x Sirdar Adventure (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool) (200g, 106m/115yds) in the shade Golden Dawn
  • 12mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors


8 stitches and 6 rows in single crochet using 12mm hook

Finished Size:

  • Pattern is written for 12” x 12” cushion pad.

To increase the finished size of this pattern, simply create a chain that is divisible by 2, that measures 2 inches wider than the cushion pad.


US Terms (UK in brackets)

St(s) – Stitches

Ch – Chain

Ch-sp – Chain Space

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Pattern Notes

  • Read through entire pattern before beginning. Please email [email protected] if you need assistance to complete you pattern.
  • This pattern is worked in rows.
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.
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How to crochet this Crochet Pillow Pattern

With 12mm hook

Row 1 (RS): Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, turn–(25 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in same, skip 1, *ch 1, sc in next, skip 1; repeat from * across, turn–(13 sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last, sc in last, turn–(14 sc, 11 ch-1 sps)

Free Crochet  pillow pattern for beginners

Rows 4-28: Repeat Rows 2-3.

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in each across–25 sc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Continue to Joining.

How to join your Crochet Pillow Squares


Place panels WS together, ensuring both are RS facing.

Join yarn in any corner, working through both layers, sc evenly around 3 sides placing 1 sc in each row end and 1 sc in each across 1st and last rows, insert pillow form, sc in each across remaining side, join.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thank you for making your own Roving Dreams Pillow Cover. There is nothing I love more than to see your finished projects, so snap a picture and share it with me!

Free Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern

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